Aftershock PC introduces the motorized, height-adjustable Omnidesk

After spending the past six years servicing clients with custom laptops and PCs, Singapore-based Aftershock PC are lending their talents to a brand new field: furniture. Specifically, customizable furniture. Now available for order is the Omnidesk, a motorized, height-adjustable desk that’s available in multiple configurations and finishes.

The project was born out of the explosive popularity of standing and height-adjustable desks in the West, combined with the lack of attractive and wallet-friendly options in Singapore. Aftershock set out to address both.

Sleek, silent, and downright enviable, the Omnidesk cuts an impressive first impression thanks to its inbuilt cable routing and nifty features. Coming in 48-inch (120 by 76cm) and 60-inch (152 by 76cm) variants, buyers may opt for solid bamboo wood, spill-resistant laminate, or a mouse-mat textured tabletop. Topping up for the Pro version swaps out the standard, rectangular cut for one that’s curved and more ergonomic, allowing the user to slide in close.

A slim control pad smoothly raises and lowers the desk to your desired height, and the Omnidesk boasts an impressive range — from as low as 60cm for some comfy beanbag lounging, to a fully-extended 130cm for standing productivity. The handy LED display also shows the exact height setting you’re at, though you won’t have to bother memorizing them as it comes with four programmable presets. In short, you can go from sitting to standing or vice-verse at a single push of a button. Other possible scenarios include families with young children, ensuring that an ergonomically proper height is always a few seconds away.

You won’t have to shift anything on or off the desk either, since it has a maximum load of 130kg. This gave Aftershock PC the freedom to play around with a slew of add-ons, including underside mounts for a subwoofer or leg-mounted brackets for a desktop PC. The result is a sharp silhouette when seen from a distance, free from the unsightly clutter of loose and danging cables.

The chances of something getting stuck is slim, too. The Omnidesk automatically detects resistance, and should it reach a certain threshold, the motors will immediately stop before raising the tabletop a few notches.

Other interesting add-ons include monitor arms for the company’s Prism monitors, smart lighting integration, privacy partitions, and grommet holes. One example had a wireless phone charger slotted in, while the more eye-catching ones featured a pull-out powerbar with USB ports. One was even motorized, automatically deploying and receding with a light tap of the finger.

These are all additions the order website offers but, for those with deeper pockets, the sky’s the limit. Aftershock PC says that the Omnidesk is designed to be modular, so you could replace the minimalist and utilitarian with the exotic — vintage wood or clear glass tabletops, custom decals, unique cable routing, or whatever catches your creative fancy. So long as you don’t go splicing the cables or anything to that effect, the desk will be covered by a three-year mechanical parts warranty.

“We want to revolutionize the way people choose their desks and let them construct their personal work and play space as if they were building an Aftershock PC from ground up,” said co-founder Marcus Wee.

Rather than having consumers comparing it against its peers, Wee wants to drastically simplify the purchasing debate: to get a regular desk or the Omnidesk.

And the factor that may just swing things in Aftershock PC’s favor is the price. The standard Omnidesk starts at S$630 while the Pro version begins at $680; shipping is currently restricted to Singapore.

Check out the official website to learn more.

Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.